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Central Thai

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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The Gates Shopping Centre, Durham DH1 4SL, England
+44 191 597 8774
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 23:00
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214 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thai River has only just opened, just under Franwellgate Bridge and about 5m above the river. It's beautifully decorated, a bit quirky to my view but that may be to align all of the Feng Shui. Staff wonderfully welcoming and nice. Food is really good. It isn't the same as most Thai food I've tasted, the owners say they are... More 

Thank Hugo M
Durham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered spring rolls for starters and stir fried beef in black bean sauce for main there was four spring rolls in a filo pastry basket and a bit of salad the tiniest bowl with dipping sauce in the rolls were lukewarm and tasted like something from a supermarket. The main came in a dish not very warm again and not... More 

Thank cbcomponents
Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Just had a fabulous lunchtime meal at River Thai (formerly Central Thai). They have moved to new premises but still beside the river with lovely views of Durham Castle & old Framwellgate Bridge. Our starters & main course were all really lovely & well presented & the service very attentive. The price was very reasonable & we will definitely go... More 

Thank lilley21
Cramlington, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend went to this restaurant on a day trip to Durham. My starter and main were nice, my partners was ok, but the staff were miserable, and the place was freezing. Bill was already produced prior to us asking for it

1 Thank Martin Y
Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The food was bland and portions were small. The menu is overpriced. The décor is dated and dirty - spider jungle right outside the window. Really disappointed - it has so much potential and a great location.

1 Thank BebMerely
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

we visited early on a friday evening the resteraunt is dated & could do we a new carpet but the main thing is the food & could not fault it mine was very tasty & nicely spiced

Thank daveroberts1964
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Last time i was here the food wasn't at it's best, such a shame as we usually love it. I ordered Sirloin steak with thai sauce and the steak was so chewy i physically couldn't eat it and i was really disappointing it was also £14

Thank Victoria M
South Shields, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We came here via an Internet deal. It proved to be very good value for money and we enjoyed two fab meals. Staff friendly , service really good. Loved the green tea which can be seen on dragons den very quirky . Would recommend .

Thank Creamtea1964
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93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

As other reviewers have mentioned the interior of the restaurant could do with a good clean, there appears not to have any refurbishment taken place for some time, however the restaurant is due to relocate in the near future. The food was average as was the service.

Thank tr250man
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Never again Got a deal from internet The place is rotten So would hate to see kitchen Would not go back if given a free meal. Food is frozen & poor quality. Had better ready meals

Thank Juliewetherell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Gates Shopping Centre, Durham DH1 4SL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 597 8774

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?